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Also Known As: Died: August 8, 2005
Born: October 31, 1922 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1940:
First stage appearance, walk-on role in summer stock production of "The School For Scandal" at Clinton Playhouse (Connecticut)
1941:
Broadway debut in "Out of the Frying Pan"
1942:
Toured military camps with USO production of "Junior Miss"
1947:
Film acting debut in "The Long Night"
1948:
Garnered Oscar nomination for role in "I Remember Mama"
1955:
Originated the role of Maggie the Cat on Broadway in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
1961:
Last film role for ten years, "By Love Posessed"
1971:
Last film appearances in "Summertree" and "The Todd Killings"
1971:
Had operation for cancer; recovered
1973:
Returned to Broadway to co-star in "Finishing Touches"
:
Toured in production of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
1978:
Starred in TV series, "Dallas" (left in 1984 to have heart surgery; was replaced by Donna Reed for a season)
1985:
Returned to her role as 'Miss Ellie' on "Dallas"; stayed with the show for five years
2004:
Reunited with original cast of "Dallas" to film "Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork"

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